Full Name
Kristen Hunter-Cevera

Hibbitt Early Career Fellow

Kristen Hunter-Cevera
Contact Information
Ph.D., Biological Oceanography, Massachusetts Institute of Technology / Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, 2014
M.B.A. West Virginia University, 2009
B.S., Biology, Mathematics, West Virginia University, 2008
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We study the marine cyanobacterium Synechococcus, a key marine primary producer and ubiquitous phytoplankter, especially in coastal regions. We aim to better understand how environmental variables, microbial interactions, and underlying diversity structure affect population abundance and dynamics.  We use a combination of in situ, high resolution time series observations from the Martha’s Vineyard Coastal Observatory (MVCO), mathematical and statistical modeling, isolated cultures and in-lab experiments to explore the above ecological questions.